Texas Christian University Welcomes Its Youngest Freshman Ever!

By Meera Dolasia on August 31, 2013

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On Monday, August 26th, over 1,500 freshman made their way to Texas Christian University's beautiful campus for the first day of a four-year journey, one from where they will all emerge as adults. The only exception? Carson Huey-You who will not even be eligible to drive when he graduates because he happens to be only eleven years old!

What's even more amazing is that the University's youngest student ever, was only ten-years old when he was accepted. And while it may surprise all of us, it doesn't seem to faze Carson or his family. His mother says she realized that she may have a unique child when the young boy started reading chapter books at the age of two. By three the then homeschooled genius had mastered basic math concepts like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

When he turned five, his mother decided to enroll him in a private school. But instead of heading to kindergarten he went straight to eighth grade. By the age of ten, the school as well as Carson's mother decided that that he may be ready for University. Given that the young boy was graduating from Grapevine's Accommodated Learning Academy with a 4.0 GPA and had scored a cumulative score of 1770 on his SAT with a 620 in math, there was very little the dean of admissions at Texas Christian University could argue about. Of course the fact that the young boy was assertive in his interview, did not hurt either.

As you have probably guessed, the young boy who dreams of becoming a quantum physicist and earn his Ph.D. before he turns 20, is not wasting this opportunity with easy classes. His roster for the first semester comprises of calculus, physics, history and religion. The young boy who speaks almost fluent Mandarin Chinese and is a self-taught pianist, has also joined some school clubs. And incase you think that the Carson is all work and no play, the Minecraft fan loves to hang out with his friends and play basketball and football. He also loves MythBusters and is an avid Star Wars fan!

But if you think all these achievements result in Carson getting special treatment at home, think again. His mother is quite accustomed to hanging around geniuses, because believe it or not, her younger, seven-year old son also happens to be one. Already in eighth grade, he is on the track to become a freshman in less than five years, just before he turns 13 - Pretty amazing!

Resources: austin.culturemap.com, news.yahoo.com

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  • xxunknownxx
    xxunknownxx4/11/2014
    what a smart kid
    • lilyeeeee4/8/2014
      smart kid
    • doctorwhorocks
      cool i wish that was me
      • 1cb
        1cb4/1/2014
        Wow he is going to have a bright future
        • that_weird_guy
          i want to be like him lol
          • landmark
            landmark3/25/2014
            wow
            • honey3/18/2014
              I wish I could be that smart
              • Cat3/10/2014
                So smart !
                • Cat3/10/2014
                  So smar!
                  • h0rsedragonl0ve
                    Wow! Smart! I want to be him!

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